January 2007 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The miners offer the still-beating hearts of four freshly-sacrificed llamas to a statue of the fiendish god “El Tio,” who they believe affords them protection and good luck.
By the end of the day Sunday there were a lot of tired panners! By then they could have panned more than 10 times to continue to advance. This was not a picnic!
The Montana Mining Association is trying to raise more than $150,000 to pay lawyers to continue the battle to overturn Initiative 137, the 1998 ballot issue that banned cyanide processing at most new or expanded gold mines.
After a short time, the tailings pile can get very large, and can actually block the downstream end of the sluice box.
The occurrence of platinum-group metals (PGMs) is rather widespread in California in placer deposits, but they are not of commercial interest as things now stand.
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